Penny's From Heaven: A Tribute to Penny Zent

Penny's From HeavenSchedule

Cocktails 6:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm


Miramont Country Club


Table of 10 = $1000
Includes premier reserved seating, recognition at the event, and recognition in print

Individual Tickets = $65


Seating is limited, please RSVP by January 4, 2011.

Call the Museum at 979.776.2195 to reserve with a credit card, or mail your check with names and number of attendees to:

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802 

Event Details

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly presents: Penny's From Heaven: A Tribute to Penny Zent on January 11, 2011 at the Miramont Country Club. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm.

It is a wonderful opportunity to thank Penny for all of the outstanding support she has given to our community over the years. It will be an evening filled with great food, humorous and entertaining stories, music, and fun. Penny truly is from heaven, and we will have stories to prove it! Come honor Penny and enjoy an evening of great food, laughter, music, and fun. Your pennies on this #1 day (1-11-11) will also help support the Museum.

More about Penny Zent

Penny Zent has been an employee of Educational Broadcast Services at Texas A&M University for thirty years, currently serving as station manager for KAMU-FM, an NPR/PRI/APM affiliate. She can be heard daily as host of Mid-Day Classics, the Classics & Their Times, and Brazos Arts on FM 90.9. Penny has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University (Flute Professor). She has been principal flutist of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra since 1984 and is founding member/director of the Brazos Breeze Flute Choir. Additionally, she is a member of the Brazos Valley Chorale. Penny currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Brazos Valley Symphony Society, Children’s Miracle Network Brazos Valley, United Way of Brazos Valley, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the National Friends of Public Broadcasting, the Prenatal Clinic, and the Local Employee Committee of the SECC.

Penny was selected to participate in the Professional Flute Choir at the National Flute Association’s annual conventions in Washington, D.C. (2002) and Las Vegas (2003), Nashville (2004), San Diego (2005), Pittsburgh (2006), Albuquerque (2007), Kansas City (2008), New York City (2009), and Los Angeles (2010). As a member of the International Flute Orchestra, she has performed in Eastern Europe, China, the Baltic Capitals, Finland, Russia, Greece, Chile, Poland, Belgium, and Holland.

An alumnus of the University of Houston, she is a graduate of the Leadership Institute at Texas A&M University and a member of the 2002 Class of Leadership Texas. Other honors include being chosen as Brazos Valley Chorale Volunteer of the Year (1997), a Woman of Distinction by the Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council (2002), Trustee of the Year for the National Friends of Public Broadcasting (2002), Prenatal Clinic Honoree (2003), Board Member of the Year for United Way of the Brazos Valley (2004), and received both the Litter Watchdog Award and the Media “Signal” Award from Keep Brazos Beautiful. She was also recognized as the National Volunteer of the Day by the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the Arts Council Brazos Valley Volunteer of the Year (2006).

Married to Dr. Rodney Zent, she has three grown daughters and five grandchildren.